Session 1 - Tuesday, September 21 @ 1:30 PM EDT

It's More Than What You Know: Maximizing Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Design Team Collaboration

Instructional design teams and subject matter experts create and deliver impactful learning experiences and events.  Successful collaborations can result in great results and mutual learning.  However, just like any other project, sometimes designing and developing learning can be fraught with challenges such as power struggles, steep learning curves, scope creep, miscommunication, and utter chaos.  The impacts of such challenges can be low morale, poor (or no) results, added expense, missed deadlines, and stress. 

This fun, interactive session focuses on specific, practical best practices to build and maintain productive and constructive relationships between SMEs and instructional design teams built on mutual respect and a spirit of collaboration and mutual learning. 

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Discuss common challenges between SMEs and instructional design teams
  • Identify the root causes of common challenges
  • Develop specific strategies around relationship building, project planning, and collaborating for results

  Session 2 - Tuesday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM EDT

Continuous Improvement is more than Learner Feedback

Many aspiring APs find themselves failing to adequately address Element 9. While learner feedback is a critical component of continuous improvement, it is not the only component. In this brief learning session, we dive into how to thoughtfully design continuous improvement and make the most of course feedback.

This workshop content aligns with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. It also prepares instructors and CE/T professionals to support their organizations’ accreditation efforts by providing high-quality learning experiences and programs.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Define continuous improvement
  • Outline the components of a continuous improvement process
  • Recognize the relationship between continuous improvement and IACET Standard Element 9

  Session 3 - Wednesday, September 22 @ 10:30 AM EDT

Setting and Executing a Strategy for the Learning Organization

We admire organizations that are able to grow, implement pivotal innovation, or provide a critical solution. Achieving these feats does not happen by luck, but rather by the ability to creatively set and tirelessly execute a successful strategy. For organizations to successfully move forward they need three things: focus, investment, and accountability. Their focus needs to be laser-like on their goal. They need to be willing to invest in achieving that goal. Lastly, they need to cultivate a culture of accountability to ensure the goal is reached and not given up along the way. In this session, we will explore each of these components in a hands-on and practical way.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Visualize a future target to move their organization toward
  • Identify the strategy needed to achieve their vision
  • Draft a practical structure infusing accountability into their organization

  Session 4 - Wednesday, September 22 @ 1:30 PM EDT

Introduction to Neurodiversity in Adult Education

Neurodiversity is a gaining awareness across the globe as a much needed and sought after addition to the Adult Education community. However, many people are still wondering what is Neurodiversity, how to include learners with Neurodifferences and how to support these learners in their unique journey. This session will explain what Neurodiversity is, the history of the term, the rise of Neurodiverse individuals and how to build support for learners who are neurodivergent.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Exploring the known definitions of Neurodiversity 
  • Reviewing the History on Neurodiversity
  • Discussing which Neuroabilities are included in Neurodiversity

  Session 5 - Wednesday, September 22 @ 2:50 PM EDT

3 Key Marketing Strategies to Attract and Retain Learners

No matter what type of continuing education and training program you have, enrollment is a key performance indicator. In this highly interactive and informative course, you will learn key communication techniques that will assist you increase enrollment in your programs by attracting new learners and retaining existing learners.

Learning outcomes:

  • The top 5 mistakes to avoid when marketing to learners 
  • How to position your organization as an expert in the space to attract more learners 
  • How to measure the effectiveness of a marketing strategy 
  • How to adjust a marketing strategy to align with changes in the market 


Social Media